It's undeniable that every player on the UNO hockey roster dreams of one day playing in the NHL. For eight players, the dream is a little closer to reality than most.
It's hard to beat a champion, and as UNO wrestling is coming to find out, it can be hard to be one as well.
The tournament will draw the likes of fellow Summit League members North Dakota State, Western Illinois, North Dakota and South Dakota, as well as Concordia-St. Paul, Iowa Western CC and Grand Canyon.
When Ryan Massa suited up to start in net for UNO's exhibition against the U.S. Under-18 Team, the consequences may not have been clear. According to NCAA rules, any student-athlete past freshman year surrenders his or her redshirt for participation in an exhibition game.
Thus, Massa's time between the pipes just weeks after rejoining the program means he is now officially using his second year of college eligibility.
After months, perhaps years of speculation, an announcement was made Tuesday afternoon confirming an outdoor hockey game at TD Ameritrade Park in 2013. On Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 the Lincoln Stars will play the Omaha Lancers and the University of North Dakota will play UNO at an ice rink that will be constructed on the field of the downtown ballpark.
Nothing on the road is ever easy in the WCHA. That was certainly proven this weekend when UNO skated into Mankato, Minn. and had to play two overtime games en route to a series split.